Yesterday I got a Conservative Party glossy election brochure through the door. On page 6 there's a couple of paragraphs on the environment, which they seem to think has "rather slipped off the agenda" in "recent months" - Copenhagen fuss and Daily Express front pages notwithstanding (see earlier blogs).
On reading the fourth paragraph I didn't know whether to laugh or cry :
"We will give every household in Britain the chance to save money on their heating bills and help reduce our CO2 emissions by requiring every gas and electricity bill to show what people would have paid under the lowest tariff available — and what they need to do to move on to it."
So the less you pay per unit for your gas and electricity, the less CO2 you're responsible for releasing? I suppose that might just work if you reduced your gas usage and compensated for the loss of heat by burning banknotes to the value of the money you'd saved. There's more than a few bankers who could heat their entire homes that way. There again, I've an idea that destroying banknotes is a criminal offence (whereas presumably gambling people's savings away isn't).